just like the title says. its pretty darn hard to load ammo and i have big knuckle draggin hands too.
Don't think anything can be done but I know what you mean, my 94 kills my finger tips trying to load the tube with all the back-pressure. I cut about 6 rings/loops off the tube spring and felt no difference so I quit before I screwed the spring up for good. I left the gate alone which is my biggest problem.
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The loading gate spring is part of the loading gate itself. It can be slimmed down to relieve some of the tension. This is somewhat tricky but can be done. Check the gunsmithing section first or contact Eli Chaps he may have a tutorial on that subject. Good luck, John.
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The part the screw is threaded into is the spring part of it, stone a few thousandths say .004 to start off the back side this will lessen the pressure.
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I got a deal on a 1894C once in a pawn shop as the loading gate was too loose and hanging on the carrier. I wouldn't loosen it much if at all. Thinning the spring portion as above is your best bet.
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I just bent mine a little.Prefered not to remove any metal. Beware the little screw does not take to overtightening.
Yep.Originally Posted by swany
If you don't have a stone, you can use some sandpaper but a stone is quicker.
You can see a picture of where to work here: http://www.marlinowners.com/forums/i...c,58735.0.html
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I would say just draw file a bit that the tutorial shows, put it back together firmly and repeat if required. Sounds simple enough for me.